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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

As some of you may know, I've been having a real battle to reach my minimum calorie intake each day. I was finally barely making it when I noticed SP had raised it because of my higher exercise output. I gorged myself, trying to make the new minimum yesterday and posted my info on the trackers. Today when I was going over the daily menus, I see it has been raised even higher. Not sure I can do this one. Do I exercise less or eat less or find a magic food to add on calories, not sodium , potassium, and carbs (that I have to keep lower than their recommended amount?? Help! emoticon
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MOMMYGRANDMA 3/5/2013 7:56PM

    Rosa: Thank you for the info. I was able to change my caloric intake back to 1200-1500, which is what my nutritionist set it at when I was diagnosed with Diabetes. My doctor had sent me there. Now, if they don't keep raising it. Maybe I shouldn't list all the exercise when I have a lot of minutes in...? emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 3/5/2013 6:08PM

    I've had the same problem and tend to eat just under the lowest end of SP recommendations. I am sure I wouldn't lose weight if I ate at the highest, and this is generally about what fitbit recommends. You can adjust the SP nutrition tracker if you think it is too high. emoticon emoticon

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MOMMYGRANDMA 3/5/2013 2:03PM

    I don't even know what a fitbit is! emoticon No, I don't have/use one. I am doing at least 1 1/2 hr of physical cardio/strength workouts. I use videos on here and you tube. I use a lot of chair exercise, stretches, yoga, gentle lunges and squats, marching in place, standing leg lifts, etc., and etc. And then, if I have done a lot of walking doing shopping or a lot of moderate housework and cleaning, I calculate that. It is what it is. lol emoticon

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FREES1 3/5/2013 1:49PM

    try emailing one of the coaches... or search through the SP articles to see if you can find some input...

are you using a fitbit? and syncing it? if so, unless you delete it out, you are getting double credit, double minutes, etc if you also enter your exercise. Your fitbit or if you use a pedometer, counts every step being it in an 'exercise mode' or daily living mode.. I sync mine, get the total miles for my walk across America record and then delete it out of the cardio and the total for the day...

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COLLEENROSTE 3/5/2013 10:42AM

    don't despair- when that happened to me I added a preportioned baggie of 1 cup Chex cereal, 14 walnut halves and 1/4 cof mixed raisins and craisins. it was easy to have ready, stashable in a desk drawer, purse or in the van, and clean to nibble on if I was at work or just finishing a workout. Adding a serving of yogurt later in the day brought me in line with the new calorie ranges- you will soon figure out what work=s for you.
all the best!

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SAPHRAEL 3/5/2013 10:42AM

    If you want some feedback about your food, maybe you can share your food tracker on your page.

Spark tries to sync up your activity level with your nutritional needs. Do you log every bit of exercise, like housework? If so, Spark might be over-estimating your weekly calorie burn that it uses to calculate your nutrition.

The trackers provide guidelines. You bring the human element of critical thinking. How do you feel with your current intake and exercise? Are you happy with the progress at your current levels? If you and your doctor are feeling good about your plan, stick with it. You can manually drive the nutrition plan back down by putting a lower weekly calorie burn on the fitness page.


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